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13-Oct-2019 09:54:00 GMT
Ind vs SA - 2nd Test, Pune, day 4

Dominant India clinch series with Innings victory

Pune: After enforcing the follow on, Virat Kohli's Team India bundled South Africa for 189 in the third session of the fifth day of the second Test in Pune on Sunday, to win the match by an innings and 137 runs.

This was India 11th record home series win at home. India have lost only Test agaisst Australia in Pune since 2013.

Dwindling from the second ball of the innings itself, South Africa crumbled under pressure as Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja both bagged three wickets each.

After being down to 71/4 in the morning session itself, losing important wickets of Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram and Faf du Plessis, South Africa lost their way on the fourth day to chase the massive lead of 326 runs.

Markram departed after being trapped by Ishant Sharma in the first over itself.

Two brilliant catches by Wriddhiman Saha sent Theunis de Bruyn and Faf du Plessis back to the pavilion soon after, before Dean Elgar was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin for his second wicket of the day.

Brief scores:
India 601 for 5 dec (Kohli 254*, Agarwal 108, Jadeja 91, Pujara 58, Rabada 3-93) beat South Africa 275 (Maharaj 72, du Plessis 64, Ashwin 4-69, Umesh 3-37) and 189 (Elgar 48, Umesh 3-22, Jadeja 3-52) by an innings and 137 runs

In the second session, Ravindra Jadeja got rid of Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma. Mohammed Shami came back to the attack and sent Senuran Muthusamy packing.

Although Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj tried to emulate their first innings' resilient partnership, it was broken down by Umesh Yadav after tea break, before Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Keshav Maharaj in the 68th over to clinch the Test series against South Africa.


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